Sept. 17, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University women's soccer players Daphne Corboz (Greenbrook, N.J./Watchung Hills) and Alexa St. Martin (Westford, Mass./Westford Academy) were selected as the BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, on Monday afternoon.
The duo helped the Hoyas to a pair of league wins to open conference play over the weekend as the Blue & Gray beat Seton Hall, 8-0, on Friday, and then posted a 1-0 win at then-No. 16 Rutgers on Sunday.
Corboz, a sophomore midfielder, recorded her first career hat trick in the 8-0 win over Seton Hall on Friday. This marks the first time she has been named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and it is the third time this season she has been honored by the league as she was named to the Weekly Honor Roll twice (Aug. 20 and Sept. 3). Corboz was also named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week.
A preseason All-BIG EAST selection, Corboz finished the Seton Hall game with seven points, scoring three goals and assisting on another. She scored a pair in the first half and then added a goal and an assist in the second half.
Through 10 games this season, Corboz leads the team in scoring with 18 points, tallying seven goals and four assists. She is tied for second in the league in scoring (18 points, 1.80 per game) and tied for third in goals (7, 0.88 per game). In 31 career games, Corboz has 17 goals and 5 assists for 39 points.
St. Martin has been a vital cog in the Hoya backline this year, helping to spearhead a group that has allowed only nine goals all season and ranks second in the BIG EAST with a 0.88 goals-against average.
She helped the Hoyas secure a pair of shutouts during the weekend, the fifth and sixth, respectively, this season. She played 84 minutes in the 8-0 win over Seton Hall and then followed that up by playing the full 90 in the 1-0 win over Rutgers, helping to hold Rutgers' top scorer Joenlle Filigno, a member of the Canadian National Team, without a shot on goal.
Georgetown returns home next weekend, hosting Connecticut (5-3-1, 1-1-0) at North Kehoe Field. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m..